Stephen Koch

An Arkansas man who intentionally contracted the HIV virus to infect others was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Thursday. Stephen Koch, 25, pleaded guilty on Monday to intentionally exposing another man to the HIV virus.



According to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Koch was initially arrested on drug charges. But an anonymous tip led police in a different direction.

Investigators seized Koch’s computer and found child pornography on his hard drive. A forensic search of the computer turned up text and chat messages that revealed Koch was actively searching for HIV-positive men to infect him with the virus through sexual contact.

Other communications revealed Koch was attempting to set up double dates to infect others with the virus.

The term for this behavior is “Bugchasing” or “Bug chasers.”

“Just so I can get my brain around this, did I understand the state correctly,” Judge Robin Green asked the prosecutor in open court. “Mr. Koch intentionally contracted the HIV virus so he could then infect others?”

Koch admitted that his behavior was “self-destructive.” If he completes his 50-year sentence, he will be required to register as a sex offender.

Koch would have received a slap on the wrist if his case was tried in a California court. A California law makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly or intentionally infect others with the HIV virus.

The California law also reduces knowingly donating HIV-infected blood from a felony to a misdemeanor.



  • Phillybruh

    This is sad on so many levels. Its so many people out here doing this purposely. They should be denied treatment once its proven they did it on purpose!

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    People are crazy. Protect yourselves. It makes me so angry that some seem more afraid of pregnancy and stigma than diseases these days. Pure lunacy.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But, but there aren’t any gay men in Arkansas.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sounds like a true case of mental ilness to me.

  • Ni Ni

    This judge wasnt playing with his azz. I wish more judges follow suit and stop letting these people roam free.

  • Roxie Moxie

    He won’t be “completing” anything. The prisoners will take care of him whilst the backs of the COs are turned.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I’ve been sitting here looking at my screen wanting to comment on this post, but I honestly don’t have ? to say ?????

  • no name

    Why I thought that was Woody Harrelson for a minute LOL

  • RICHIE_RICH

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  • EasyBreezy

    lol!!!!

  • DETROITTOATL

    I con cur…

  • BadAss Will

    Nasty bitch?? I’m going shoplifting later if i get caught and go to prison and see him I’m gonna whoop his ass like my momma did me when i stole money from her at the age of 9! What y’all want from the Mall?

  • Yardgirl

    “Just so I can get my brain around this, did I understand the state correctly,” Judge Robin Green asked the prosecutor in open court. “Mr. Koch intentionally contracted the HIV virus so he could then infect others?”
    ******************************************
    THIS was my first and only thought!!!! SMH

  • Renee26

    Sick sick sick….bet he doesn’t even serve the full 50 years

  • Renee26

    I was thinking this after an episode of Atlana when the ladies were discussing how condoms were played out

  • Quitedeliteful

    Glad he got 50 years and I hope that’s 50 years without the chance for parole…

  • Being bad is way more fun

    What a world we live in !!!!!

  • NuBeauty

    I have a question…..with all these cyber securities, cyber police…how in h3ll is people are still able to upload child porn to these websites for other nasty, need to die individuals to download???? No what….its just some nasty, nasty, low down nasty people in this world. What do you get from looking at a little kid. Mess makes my stomach hurt and I couldn’t even finish the story because of that part. Just f*cking gross…..And California, smdh!!!! This is why yall health issues are just unbelievable. You know what…where is the damn reset button and this time I hope the Native Americans burn them ships down coming on to this land. Nasty MFs and their in clinic diseases……

  • Karen Brady

    LOL

  • Pamela

    Not Woody “Cheers” Harrelson! Lol.

  • Yoni7

    He won’t finish them out.

  • Yoni7

    He’ll die first…..

  • Yoni7

    A couple of KOH KOH dresses. A red and a black one for starters. Thanks.

  • Yoni7

    He won’t live out those 50. They better not even give him the residue from the pill bottles of the meds used to treat his illness. Give his ass the end pack of the birth control pills.

  • Scorpiess

    I guess the HIV levels in California are so extremely high that there would never have been enough space in jails to accommodate all of the infecters. A slap on the wrist for giving someone a potential death sentence just seems wrong. California = misdemeanour but another state = 50 years? Nothing must derail the LGBTXYZ etc … yawn.

  • no name

    Girlll yessss! take a glance at the picture real quick LOL

  • Logan Roberts

    Nasty lowdown devil.

  • Ms..N

    Lmao!!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Put him Among the Aids population in prison and let him get all the free ding ding and catch all the HIV he seeking.. Drop it low and spread it wide right in the infirmary!

  • Renee26

    Hopefully so

  • MocaPretty

    CRAZZZZZY ignorant

  • leapyearpisces

    Bugchasing been around for YEARS….they have parties and everything for this…SMH…

  • Hugga Bunch

    There is no going to hell bc we already there. Keep your kids close and show them love as much as you can.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    A California law makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly or intentionally infect others with the HIV virus.
    – You gotta look out for yourself, be safe!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    My sentiments exactly.

  • ebonics

    Lmao the suga pills! *Hollerin

  • Hugga Bunch

    lord knows this topic is not funny, but you made me lol for real ?

  • Miss Thang

    only a demonic spirit would do this!!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    This is a special kind of crazy though

  • Allihave2say

    No you did not say you are going shoplifting later! No! I can’t with you today! This is how y’all Kleptos get bust on SM. Make moves in silence. So if we don’t see your post tomorrow we can assume we need to start a go fund me?

  • Allihave2say

    He needs to be locked up long enough for HIV to turn to AIDS so he can die.

  • Allihave2say

    Explains why Charlie Sheen hasn’t been arrested and charged.

  • Allihave2say

    Never heard of it before today. Who does this? Why? Feeling sick isn’t a good feelings. I had pneumonia once and I was home mad and punching pillows because I wanted to feel better and it was so horrible. My Dr. threatened hospitalization if symptoms didn’t improve in a certain number of days. Why inflict this distress on yourself?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    On God! I was thinking the same thing, but I’m trying not to be petty today.

  • Shawty

    Intentionally contracted it to give to others? Now his dumb butt living ALONE with it. KARMA AT IT”S BEST!

  • Shawty

    The placebo pills…..cracking up laughing at this! Serves his a$$ right though.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because they have medications that enable them to enjoy unsafe sex.

  • Shawty

    Maybe some baby aspirin…lmao

  • leapyearpisces
  • Intellectual by Nature!

    So scary.

  • Yoni7

    Yes, those.

  • Renee26

    Just nasty…as casual as sex is treated these days it’s very scary…Plan B pills and HIV meds that prolong life got people out here wildin

  • Alextra Ballard

    “Bugchasing”…I wonder is this the same thing as “the Gift”? People infect themselves deliberately with hiv and pass it on as a gift. Um finna be str8 petty but ion mean no disrespect,but this mofo needs to hang his self. Point,blank and period.

  • Dowoop

    What an idiot.

  • dontgetblocked

    He shouldn’t receive treatment in prison so he can die slow and painfully.

  • hottlanta

    What a helluva way to try to get disability. I can’t.

  • Allihave2say

    Researching links now. Thank you.

  • Allihave2say

    Wow! Disturbing and sad.

  • Allihave2say

    I just read some shared links. This is a very sad state of mind and being.

  • Allihave2say

    I got you boo! If I was one of his former costars he kissed on his shows and more I’d be getting tested and asking for unlimited medical care if needed in a civil suit. Shame on Charlie Sheen and these Bugchasers!

  • Jussjess25

    Another white animal doing some messed up weird shit smh ?

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes it is, ESPECIALLY when many that bugchase consider the possibilty of getting HIV the ultimate form of erotica (i.e., the furthest you can get from “vanilla” / regular ” sex). In other words, the MAJORITY of bug chasers, have MORE intense orgasms with the thought of possibly contacting HIV. HOW, WHEN, WHERE, AND MUTHAFUGGIN WHY, Sway?????? Even typing HIV makes my lady parts dry up like the Sahara desert. Mental illness is a REAL BISH – ESPECIALLY when those affected think that they are sane. WE just gotta stay BLESSED UP!!!!

  • Strip Club Veteran

    Shit like this should be an immediate death sentence.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I agree with you.

  • TruthshallsetUFree!!!!

    Why not give him lethal injection? Sentence him to death

  • Allihave2say

    I read that the ones giving it out are called “gift givers”. Seems I remember a black guy had sex with an entire town of white teenaged girls to give them HIV. The world is a very dark place.

  • CocoBabe88

    “A California law makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly or intentionally infect others with the HIV virus. The California law also reduces knowingly donating HIV-infected blood from a felony to a misdemeanor”

    …And this is why the entire state of California is going to sink into the pacific?

  • CocoBabe88

    Too easy of an escape. Let him suffer and rot in confinement

  • gail jones

    White folks are the sickest, sadist, murderous destroyers of the world!

  • gail jones

    I was always told it was modern day Soddom and Gommorah

  • Trace da Ace

    that is what he gets!

  • EMILY POST

    Liberal states like California dont care…

  • EMILY POST

    Liberal states like California dont care…

  • Kita Williams

    I stopped at “intentionally contracted”………………………………… WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!